Streaming service uses Silverlight…WHY???

Warner Archive Instant is the new streaming service of the Warner Archive (WarnerArchive.com). Film and TV enthusiasts can instantly view hundreds of rare and hard-to-find movies and TV shows, culled from the Warner Bros. library – the largest entertainment library in the world. Now is your chance to discover – and rediscover – rare movies and TV shows you can’t find anywhere else (and some favorites you can) from Warner Bros., MGM, RKO, New Line, Monogram, Allied Artists, Lorimar and more.”

Well…that’s nice.  I’m sure there are shows and movies I look forward to seeing…

“…you’ll need Silverlight powered by Microsoft…”

Wait…WHAT???

“…exact technical system requirements for Warner Archive Instant…Microsoft Silverlight installed…”

I’ll pass on this service…because:

Microsoft shuns its own Silverlight

“…Silverlight sites can’t strut their stuff in Windows RT or the Metro part of Win8…”

I’m not a fan of Adobe Flash…and, because Microsoft seems to lack commitment to it, less of one of Silverlight.

Although…they do have Black Belt Jones

Jim Kelly, Scatman Crothers, Eric Laneuville, Malik Carter, Ted Lange…

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